Landscape Architecture Drawing for Fair Lane, "A Planting Plan No. 3 for the Informal Gardens," April 1920

Summary

Henry and Clara Ford hired landscape architect Jens Jensen to design the grounds surrounding Fair Lane -- the Fords' 1300-acre Rouge River estate. Jensen envisioned naturalistic meadows, gardens, orchards, grottoes, and wandering paths for the nature-loving couple to enjoy. This drawing shows the proposed plans for several gardens near the couple's 56-room mansion.

Henry and Clara Ford hired landscape architect Jens Jensen to design the grounds surrounding Fair Lane -- the Fords' 1300-acre Rouge River estate. Jensen envisioned naturalistic meadows, gardens, orchards, grottoes, and wandering paths for the nature-loving couple to enjoy. This drawing shows the proposed plans for several gardens near the couple's 56-room mansion.

Artifact

Blueline print

Subject Date

April 1920

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

64.167.797.2.19

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Ford Motor Company.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)
Linen (Material)

Technique

Blueprint process

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)
Blue
Dark green

Dimensions

Height: 31.5 in

Width: 48 in

Height: 31.5 in  (Overall)

Width: 57.75 in  (Overall)

Inscriptions

embossed on lower spine in gold: 19

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